Donut Fest at the Zoo – A Chicago Donut Tasting at Lincoln Park Zoo

Donut Fest at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Taste some of the best donuts in Chicago while sipping on mimosas or beer (for those of age!) and coffee while taking in views of the zoo’s amazing animals & gardens.


  • Donut tastings from some of Chicago’s most famous donut shops & bakeries available from 10am-4pm
  • Vendors: D&D’s Place, DB3, Dinky Donuts, Firecakes, Ipsento, Krispy Kreme, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Roeser’s Bakery, Smack Dab, Something Sweet, Stan’s Donuts
  • Admission to the event at Lincoln Park Zoo, giving guests exclusive, limited capacity access to animal exhibits (including Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove, Walter Family Arctic Tundra, McCormick Bird House and more!) from 10am-5pm
  • Unique animal programming specially curated for this event (please see below for details!)
  • Interactive games
  • Live entertainment
  • Giveaways and MORE!

VIP TICKETS INCLUDE: Everything included with the GA ticket plus 2 drink tickets valid for mimosa, domestic beer, coffee or bottled water! Guests must be over 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages.

A large portion of the proceeds benefit Lincoln Park Zoo and help the zoo stay free and open 365 days a year! Get your tickets now!

Want to have your donut featured at Donut Fest at the Zoo? E-mail us at now to find out how to sample at any of our upcoming events!

Donut Fest at the Lincoln Park Zoo Flyer


An up close with the polar bear chat at Walter Family Arctic Tundra
Watch an African penguin feeding at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove and free-flight feed at McCormick Bird House​

*Activities subject to change pending weather and animal needs

KIDS ZONE PRESENTED BY PEARACHUTE: entertainment area geared towards younger donut lovers.

  • 11:15am – 11:45am: Stomp and Shout
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm: Stages Performing Arts
  • 12:45pm-1:15pm: Sarah Jayne Lane
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm: Bubbles Academy
  • 2:15pm-2:45pm: Miss Jamie on the Farm

**Please note: all acts subject to change or cancellation without notice**


All attendees will also receive over $300 in FREE offers from Chicago Twenty Something (valid for first time users only). Click HERE for more information!

Enter to win our PHOTO CONTEST by posting pictures to Facebook or Instagram using “#DonutFestatTheZoo” Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be contacted after the event!

-Fundraising Opportunity: Are you trying to raise money for a certain cause? Email for more info!
-Celebrate your birthday at the fest and your ticket is free! Email for more info (restrictions apply)
-Want to earn a free ticket and some cash for spreading the word? Email for more info!

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2018, 10am-5pm
Price: $30-$60

Registration available at Eventbrite


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